May 23, 2011
DURHAM, N.C. - Repeat selections Mike McGee and Sean Gilmartin are among six Florida State baseball players who have earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors, as voted on by the league's 12 coaches.
"It makes all of us proud that we had six selected to the All-ACC team," Florida State coach Mike Martin said. "It's a credit to great coaching by Jamey [Shouppe] and Michael [Martin, Jr.]. It's recognition of the outstanding year our team has had and certainly, the individuals.
"It does show you what those young men can accomplish with good people around them, and it takes people around you to make things happen."
McGee, a first-team Utility/DH selection, is just the fourth three-time All-ACC honoree in Florida State history. A center fielder who ranks as one of the top active players nationally in hits, home runs, RBI and total bases, is batting .338 with 50 RBI and a team-leading 10 home runs, while compiling a 2-3 record on the mound with five saves. McGee joins former Seminoles Bryan Henry (2005-07), Stephen Drew (2004-06) and Matt Lynch (2001-03) as the only three-time selections in FSU's 20 seasons of ACC play.
Gilmartin, who leads the ACC with a 10-1 record and 1.36 ERA, was a first-team selection. It's his second All-ACC selection, after making the 2009 first team squad as a freshman.
Junior outfielder James Ramsey, who leads Seminoles in batting (.349), RBI (57), and slugging percentage (.589) - and ranks among the top 10 in the ACC in nine statistical categories - was a first-team selection. So is sophomore second baseman Devon Travis, who capably took over the leadoff role and is batting .333 with a .464 on-base percentage, while leading the ACC in doubles (21).
Martin was especially glad to see three of the team's 10-member senior class honored in their final season of eligibility.
"It's a very deserving award," Martin said of the trio of McGee, Lopez and Bennett, all of whom have earned their degrees. "It goes to show you what they can accomplish, not only on the field, but off the field with their leadership."
Florida State's six-member contingent is the largest to represent the school since 2007, when seven Seminoles were honored. Only Virginia had more players selected for All-ACC honors this season.
The Seminoles (40-15) enter the ACC Tournament as the No. 2 seed after winning their fourth outright Atlantic Division title in five years. FSU opens play Wednesday against NC State (7 p.m.) at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
2011 All-ACC Baseball Team
FIRST TEAM Name Cl. Position School John Hicks Jr. Catcher Virginia Pratt Maynard Jr. Catcher NC State Richie Shaffer So. First Base Clemson Devon Travis So. Second Base Florida State Colin Moran Fr. Third Base North Carolina Steven Proscia Jr. Third Base Virginia Brad Miller Jr. Shortstop Clemson James Ramsey Jr. Outfield Florida State Kyle Wren Fr. Outfield Georgia Tech David Coleman Sr. Outfield Virginia Andrew Rash So. Outfield Virginia Tech Mike McGee Sr. DH/Utiltiy Florida State *** Sean Gilmartin Jr. Starting Pitcher Florida State** Mark Pope Jr. Starting Pitcher Georgia Tech Danny Hultzen Jr. Starting Pitcher Virginia *** Branden Kline So. Relief Pitcher Virginia
SECOND TEAM Name Cl. Position School Rafael Lopez Sr. Catcher Florida State Jake Davies Jr. First Base Georgia Tech Tommy Coyle So. Second Base North Carolina Matt Skole Jr. Third Base Georgia Tech ** Levi Michael Jr. Shortstop North Carolina Jeff Schaus Sr. Outfield Clemson*** Will Lamb Jr. Outfield Clemson Nathan Melendres Jr. Outfield Miami John Barr Sr. Outfield Virginia Phil Pohl Jr. DH/Utility Clemson Jed Bradley Jr. Starting Pitcher Georgia Tech** Buck Farmer So. Starting Pitcher Georgia Tech Patrick Johnson Sr. Starting Pitcher North Carolina Tyler Wilson Sr. Starting Pitcher Virginia Tim Cooney So. Starting Pitcher Wake Forest Daniel Bennett Sr. Relief Pitcher Florida State
Player of the Year - Brad Miller, Clemson Pitcher of the Year - Danny Hultzen, Virginia Freshman of the Year - Colin Moran, North Carolina Coach of the Year - Brian O'Connor, Virginia ** - Two-time first- or second-team selection *** - Three time first- or second-team selection